Prepare for the unexpected
Winnipeg, the vibrant capital city of Manitoba. Winnipeg offers a variety of arts, culture, sports, recreation and entertainment sure to satisfy every taste. From trendy brunch spots to beloved greasy spoons to a pop-up dinner on a frozen river, there’s no lack of amazing restaurants to choose from.
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Everyone loves polar bears – except seals
Admire polar bears, muskox, wolves and moose while visiting the Journey to Churchill exhibit at Assiniboine Park Zoo. Watch majestic polar bears as they dive, swim, and frolic above you through the exhibit’s glass dome. The zoo also features rare animals, like red pandas and snow leopards, along with over 200 other species.
All under one roof!
Explore nine spectacular permanent galleries at the Manitoba Museum. From the Nonsuch, a replica of a full-size 17th-century ship, to the Urban Gallery for a trip back through time to the roaring ’20s, to the dramatic depiction of an early bison hunt, this museum has so much to see all under one roof.
Can you decode the secrets?
Dan Brown would be at a loss trying to decipher all the meaning hidden at the Manitoba Legislative Building. The grandiose interior is filled with hieroglyphics, free-masonic symbols and numeric codes, all of which are unveiled in the Hermetic Code Tour — a must for anyone with a sense of intrigue.
One of the loveliest public spaces in Winnipeg
Along The Forks you’ll find a bustling central market, exceptional dining and accommodations, vast treelined paths overlooking all the bends in the riverbank, a world-class skate park, a children’s play area and water park, and all the best things a Winnipeg winter has to offer, like skate rentals and access to one of the world’s longest skating rinks.
Adventure in the city
Six hundred-forty acres of pristine prairie are located just minutes from downtown at Fort Whyte Alive. In summer, canoe or sail on one of several lakes. In fall, sip a locally brewed beer on a patio while watching bison roam. In winter, go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing or take the kids to the Richardson Rrrun Toboggan slide.
Thermëa brings a bit of Scandinavia to the heart of the Canada. Let the stress soak out of you in thermal pools situated amongst the pines; indulge your senses in Finnish saunas; treat yourself to the best in body treatments and massage therapy. Then, finish your day with some exquisite dining because hey, you’re worth it.
The importance of rights for all
Whether you’re interested in exploring important stories, or awesome architecture, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is not to be missed. Its galleries are built around human rights themes. Using the latest technologies, oldest forms of storytelling and timeless power of art, the hundreds of stories featured here relay the importance of rights for all.
More than Winnipeg’s most beautiful buildings
One of Winnipeg’s most beautiful buildings, its reflective glassy exterior is a sight to behold. On the inside of the Royal Canadian Mint, you’ll find guided tours that will have you holding a $600,000 gold bar (it’s really quite heavy), ogling over the Olympic gold medals that were made for Vancouver 2010, and witnessing coins being produced for over 70 different countries.
Canada’s oldest civic gallery
Located in the heart of downtown, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) houses an internationally acclaimed collection of nearly 24,000 works, including the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art.
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We're all about the unexpected
- Get a behind the scenes look at the Assiniboine Park Zoo with videos of their polar bears, llamas and Patagonian maras.
- Join a museum guide on a virtual tour of exhibits and architecture of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
- Explore the intricate interior of the Dalnavert Museum to peek into Winnipeg’s history.
- Meet some of the Manitoba Museum curators who bring to life research and new knowledge that can be found in displays and exhibits throughout the Manitoba Museum.
- See Winnipeg’s best tourist attractions re-created in Lego!
- Discover the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s incredible collection with 30,000 works online with sections on Canadian Art, Indigenous Art, Contemporary Art, Decorative Art and American and European Art.